It’s Always Somethin’
Every fall there is at least on obstacle/problem/issue/hair pulling event that keeps us on our toes during harvest. In the past the drying bins have been a hassle to keep running properly with their motors, heaters, stirators. Last year the combine had to be hauled to the dealership to be worked on. There are certain size service trucks you don’t want to see in your field. I won’t even mention the harvest of ’09. You can read summary post titled I Almost Cried.
To get to this year’s current set back; our truck hauling situation is causing us to make decisions that would have Dr. Winter’s farm management class weeping in their textbooks. (I took Dr. Winter’s class. I know he doesn’t teach it any more. Come on, let me be a little dramatic.) I don’t think I’ll get into the details of the events that led up to now. I’ll just state what the situation is as it stands. We will be picking up the semi that is at the shop right now and bringing it home. The semi we just bought will be fixed and sold with our flatbed truck as trade-in on another truck yet to be determined. William gets to do his wheelin-n-dealin trading trucks which he is pretty good at.
This all comes into perfect timing since the bins are just about full. We will be hauling to the elevators for the duration of harvest. Having two semis should speed up the hauling process tremendously. Just praying that we can keep them running.